- The Sims 4 has challenges like the Not So Berry and 100 baby challenge that can enhance gameplay and make it more interesting.
- To complete the 100 baby challenge, players need to create a matriarch Sim and have 100 babies, each with a different Sim. Certain Traits and aspirations can help with this challenge.
- The For Rent expansion and other features, such as using a temporary maid and having young adults assist with childcare, can make the 100 baby challenge easier to complete.
Playing The Sims 4 in the same method with the same household can become a bit boring. Luckily, Simmers have created a lot of challenges that can improve the gameplay. There are some legacy challenges like the Not So Berry and the 100 baby challenge.
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To complete the 100 baby challenge in The Sims 4, players will have to create a matriarch Sim and have 100 babies, all with different Sims. Once the mother passes away, the youngest child is the next matriarch. It will require a lot of time and patience, so here are a couple of tips to help complete the challenge.
Updated on January 2, 2024, by Taylor Pittman: As an already difficult challenge, the 100 baby challenge pushes Sims to test their parenting skills to the max. With the addition of Infants, the challenge is even more arduous for Simmers as they will have to figure in a new, particularly needy life stage. The Sims team also extended all the other life stages, except for Newborns, when Infants were added to the game. The Sims 4: For Rent Expansion makes certain aspects of the 100 baby challenge easier, with communal living as a new feature. So, this list has been updated to include additional tips for the 100 baby challenge in The Sims 4.
17 Pick Good Traits For The Matriarch
The Matriarch is the Original Sim Who Starts the Challenge
Players can choose the original Sim’s Traits to get a head start. The Romantic Trait will certainly come in handy, especially since the Sim needs to Flirt to unlock the Try for Baby option. Self-Assured is another good Trait as it will give them random boosts of confidence.
This will help when they’re telling a joke or making bold romantic advances. Family-Oriented and Childish Traits can help level up their Parenting Skill faster and fill up their Fun Need more quickly.
16 Aspirations For The Matriarch
In Create A Sim (CAS), after deciding the personality Traits, players can now pick an Aspiration for their matriarch. Every Aspiration has a bonus Trait. The Romantic one rewards players with the Alluring Trait. It helps Sims succeed with romantic interactions more than others.
The Family Aspirations, especially the Super Parent one, grants the Domestic bonus Trait. This Trait will make Simmers build their family relationships faster. As a result, Sim’s children are more likely to listen to them.
15 Useful Lot Traits
Lot Traits Have Special Effects on Sims
In any World, every Lot can have three Traits in The Sims 4. Some of them already have Traits, while some don’t. According to the 100 baby challenge rules, players can pick the Traits of the Lot they’re going to live in. However, if the house originally had Traits, then Simmers aren’t allowed to change them.
The best Traits that will immensely help with this challenge are:
- Good Schools: Boost school performance and give a Confident Moodlet.
- On Ley Line: Sims are more likely to have Twins than others.
- Romantic Aura: Boost Romantic Interactions.
14 Purchase a Residential Rental Lot
Potential Donor Sims Can Stay on the Same Lot
The Sims 4: For Rent allows players to keep multiple households on the same lot. While the donor Sims aren’t allowed to contribute to the household, players can get a head start on recruiting them by purchasing a Residential Lot and filling in its vacancies. This way, they have quick access to flirt and get pregnant.
Players can also move their Young Adult children into the same Residential Lot. There’s a chance they will hang around more often to assist with childcare.
13 Summon Bonehilda to Help
Bonehilda Is a Temporary Maid, Babysitter, and Cook in One
Those with The Sims 4: Paranormal Stuff get access to a Sim Franchise classic NPC, Bonehilda. Bonehilda is a deceased Sim who takes on the form of a skeleton maid. Players can summon her if they have a high enough Medium skill.
Bonehilda will autonomously assist around the house for a temporary amount of time. She will clean, repair items, and assist children with their homework. Players can talk to Bonehilda and befriend her to increase their Social need.
12 Keep A Young Adult
Young Adults Help With Childcare
The 100 baby challenge states that once the teen is an A student, they can be aged up and move out of the house. However, if players are struggling with raising six children and their matriarch is heavily pregnant, they can keep the Young Adult until the baby is born.
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Young Adults can help with basic chores like cooking and cleaning while the mother is sleeping or working. Having an extra hand to help around the house is better than forcing a Sim with low Needs to do them.
11 Accept Stay-Overs
Stay-over Guests May Assist With Babies
Players with the Growing Together Expansion pack can take advantage of Stay-Overs. Infants require a lot of hands-on work, and until there are any Teens or Young Adults in the family, the matriarch will have to manage them on her own. However, she can invite or accept guests for Stay-Overs.
During Stay-Overs NPC Sims will come and temporarily stay the night. While it is against the rules to hire a Nanny, Stay-Over guests can help out with the Infants while they are there. Players can not encourage them to help out, though, and must ask them to relax.
10 Buy A Wabbit Tablet
Wabbit Tablets Increase Toddler Skills Easily
At the start of the challenge, it might be difficult to buy anything other than the bare necessities. But, if Simmers can spare a few Simoleons, they can buy the Wabbit Tablet. It costs $500 and will help Toddlers level up four different Skills:
Players don’t have to buy different objects for every single Skill with the Wabbit Tablet. Simmers can use free methods to level up the Toddlers’ Skills until they have enough money to buy the tablet from Build Mode. For example, using Flashcards to level up Thinking and dancing to a song on the radio to level up Movement.
9 Buy Multiple High Chairs
High Chairs are Needed to Feed Infants
Despite money being scarce at first, players will have to have at least one high chair if they wish to progress with the challenge. Infants cannot be aged until they have tried all the baby food options using a high chair. There are fourteen mashed food options for Infants to try.
The only exception to this rule is if Simmers have Growing Together, they only need to try three mashed foods and one finger food. Additionally, Infants must have reached their Crawling and Pincer Grasp Milestones before they can age up into Toddlers.
8 Buy A Good Bed
The Matriarch Needs Good Rest
The health of the, the mother of all, is the most crucial thing players need to focus on. If the mother has full needs and sleeps on a high-quality bed, the Energy need will refill faster, and the parent will be in a good mood to do some chores, and maybe even work to earn some extra Simoleons.
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At the start of the 100 baby challenge, Simmers won’t have that much money because of the newly bought house in The Sims 4 and buying the baby necessities. Most high-quality beds are on the expensive side. So, it’s best to buy medium quality at first, then move to a better quality later on.
7 Make Money At Home
Odd Jobs, Freelance, and Other Work-From-Home Gigs are Available
Because of the 100 baby challenge rules, the mother can’t join a Career in The Sims 4, and Teen Sims can only get Part-time jobs. Fortunately, Simmers can make money using other methods. The most common method is painting. Buy an easel and paint until Sims max their Painting Skills. Now, they are more likely to create Masterpieces and sell each one for thousands of Simoleons.
Another method is to buy a computer from Buy Mode and max out the Writing Skill. By clicking the Practice Writing and Write a Book options, Simmers can level up their Writing Skill. Once the Skill is level 10, they will have a higher chance of writing a Bestseller that can be sold for a decent amount of Simoleons. Additionally, players get royalties for every book they publish.
6 Satisfaction Points Rewards
Use Satisfaction Points for Bonus Traits
Every Sim has Whims that appear as a cloud above their head on the bottom left screen. Completing any of them will reward Simmers with Satisfaction points. These points can be used to purchase a potion or an extra Trait from the Reward Store.
Players can buy the Sleep Replacement Potion if Sim needs Energy. But, the most important Trait to purchase is Fertile. This extra Trait will make the matriarch more likely to have twins or triplets, which is crucial for completing this challenge.
5 Prioritize Infant Care
Infants Must Age Up with Positive Traits
A rule added with Infants is that they must Age up with the Happy Infant or Top-Notch Infant trait. While Infants in Growing Together may develop helpful quirks such as Self Soothing or Heavy Sleeper, taking care of them is a full-time job with the pack or just playing with base game Infants.
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The only way to achieve these traits is to ensure they have their needs taken care of and are getting lots of attention. Leaving them in dirty diapers, not soothing them to sleep, or ignoring their cries will result in a negative trait, and the rules of the challenge won’t be met.
4 Focus On Potty
Potty Training Is Important for Independent Toddlers
To make any Toddler go potty, one of the parents needs to take the child to the bathroom. This will sometimes become annoying as the matriarch is busy, has low needs, or is asleep. As a result, it’s crucial that players level up Toddlers’ Potty Skills, so they can go on their own without needing a grown-up.
Before leveling up any skill for Toddlers, take them to the bathroom and press the Go Potty action multiple times, even if the children don’t need to empty their bladder. Once they reach level two of Potty in The Sims 4, players can now click to Go Potty while controlling the Toddler.
3 Keep The Matriarch Pregnant
Continuous Pregnancies Keep Players From Falling Behind
It’s a known fact that pregnant Sims don’t age and can’t die. Therefore, players need to keep their Sim pregnant almost all the time to take advantage of their short lifespan. To do that, players can flirt and WooHoo with the next parent while pregnant. This way, they’re not wasting time and the matriarch will immediately get pregnant after giving birth.
If the household is full and one Teen is in the last trimester, Simmers need to focus on aging their Teen Sims. To do so, players need to ensure they become an A student. This can be done by ensuring teens are doing the following:
- Study Hard
- Doing homework and extra credit every night
- Going to school with high needs.
2 Buy A Fridge Display
Fridge Displays Make Feeding Toddlers Efficient
Every once in a while, the Toddlers would wake up at an unreasonable hour and demand food because of low Hunger needs. The whole household would be asleep and players need to forcefully wake up someone to bring some leftovers to the Toddler.
A quick and easy solution is buying a fridge display from Get To Work pack in The Sims 4. Simmers can cook multiple large meals and store them in the display, and the Toddler can now easily approach it and grab a plate without needing anyone. In Build Mode, there is the Frigidaire Refrigerated Display which costs $325, or the Baker’s Cousin Display Case, which costs $425. Although it may seem expensive at first, it will immensely help in the long run.
1 Separate Bathrooms
Bathroom Stalls Eliminate Bathroom Holdups and Accidents
Taking care of eight Sims, which is a full household, is quite a laborious task, especially at the beginning of the challenge. The house will be small and there won’t be that many bathrooms, which will cause Embarrassing Moddlets and bladder issues. Luckily, there is a solution to this problem.
Simmers can sell the toilet in the bathroom and replace it with bathroom stalls. It’s efficient, doesn’t take up a lot of space, and over one Sim can enter the bathroom. In addition, Sims are less likely to get unwanted Moodlets when they walk in on each other.
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